Naomi Zacharias graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in Business/Economics. After working in sales for Coca-Cola, she joined the staff of RZIM. She accepted a full-time internship in the Office of Public Liaison at The White House, and returned to RZIM and helped to launch Wellspring International, an initiative devoted to providing financial grants to international efforts working with at-risk women and children. Naomi has visited with women in red-light districts in The Netherlands, India, and Thailand; foster homes for children affected by HIV/AIDS throughout Asia; hospitals providing surgical treatment for women who have been victims of violence in the Congo; shelters for victims of domestic violence in Asia and Europe; women’s prisons in South Africa; displacement camps in Indonesia, Uganda and Pakistan; areas of the Middle East offering aid to Iraqi refugees; and areas of Southeast Asia devastated by natural disaster.
Alongside people like Dave Batstone (Not for Sale), Scott Todd (Compassion International), and Sean Litton (International Justice Mission), Naomi authored a chapter on women and education in Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice, published by Zondervan in 2004. In Real Women, Real Faith (Volumes 1 &2- released December 2010) Naomi is one of six speakers leading sessions on Old and New Testament female Bible characters. Her first book, The Scent of Water: Grace for Every Kind of Broken was released by Zondervan in March 2011.
Naomi and her husband, Drew, currently reside in Atlanta.
Naomi Zacharias speaks on issues pertaining to humanitarian efforts for women on their brokenness and redemption.
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POSTED ON: December 29, 2009 - IN: Just Thinking Article